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Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry

Tutorials for Online Phil. 102

Abstract: List of Class Related Tutorials

The course Assignment Schedule is the main source of this semester's assignments. The following list references only those online notes to readings assigned in this class.

  1. Introduction to the Course.
    1. The Nature of Philosophy
    2. The Definitions and Division of Philosophy
    3. Characteristics of a Philosophical Problem
    4. The Principle of Charity
  2. Philosophy of Life
    1. Philosophy of Life Topics
    2. Plato's The Apology, Part I
    3. Plato's The Apology, Part II
    4. Russell's "The Value of Philosophy"
    5. Tolstoy's Faith
  3. Philosophy of Religion
    1. Philosophy of Religion Topics
    2. Anselm's Ontological Argument
    3. Thomas Aquinas's "The Five Ways"
    4. The Aristotelian Background"
    5. The Argument from Motion
    6. The Argument from Efficient Cause
    7. The Argument from Gradation
    8. The Argument from Design
    9. William Paley, "The Teleological Argument
    10. Pascal's Wager
    11. Dostoevsky's "The Problem of Evil"
    12. John Hick, "Allowing for Evil"
  4. Philosophical Ethics
    1. Philosophical Ethics Topics
    2. Free Will and Determinism--under construction--
    3. Plato, "The Myth of the Ring of Gyges"
    4. G.E. Moore, "The Objectivity of Moral Judgments"
    5. Psychological Egoism
    6. Psychological Relativism
    7. Nietzsche, "Slave and Master Morality"
    8. J.P. Sartre, "Existential Ethics"

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